Medical Center & Health Care
11/20/2015 Surviving the Holidays with DiabetesThe holidays are a time to gather with family and friends. It's also a season to indulge in all of your favorite holiday foods and drink. For people living with diabetes, keeping blood sugars under control is often a challenge, but the holiday season can bring additional hurdles.
11/19/2015 Don't Let Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Ruin ThanksgivingThe holiday season is upon us and most days and nights will be filled with delicious festivities! However, with millions of Americans suffering from heartburn, fear may set in when anticipating these celebrations.
11/16/2015 Stony Brook Children's Hospital Expert Shares Tips with Parents on When to Use Antibiotics and When At-Home Remedies May Do the Trick Antibiotic resistance, which occurs when bacteria change in a way that reduces the effectiveness of antibiotics, is among the most pressing public health threats. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with a broadening partnership of international and national partners, will observe the eighth annual "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week" between November 16-22 to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use across all health care settings.
11/11/2015 Stony Brook Docs Says Small Steps May Help When Dealing with a Growing Diabetes Problem There are currently 29 million Americans living with diabetes and the World Health Organization predicts that by 2050 one in every three people will have this disease. Recent data shows that pre-diabetes, a condition that puts you at great risk for developing diabetes, exists in 37 percent of the population-- meaning that nearly 50 percent of Americans are dealing with the risks and implications of diabetes.
11/4/2015 Stony Brook-led Team to Evaluate Racial Differences in GI Cancer BiologyAmericans of African descent are at a significantly higher risk for developing and dying from Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, which include colorectal and pancreatic cancers, compared to individuals who are of Caucasian descent. Because of this health disparity, researchers from Stony Brook University, SUNY Downstate, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), are teaming up to launch a program to assess GI cancer biology in patients.
10/30/2015 Stony Brook Medicine Opens New Vascular Center Stony Brook Medicine celebrated the opening of the new Vascular Center at Nicolls Professional Park on South Howell Avenue in Centereach, NY, on Wednesday evening. This new, spacious 6,000-square-foot building will facilitate the growing clinical practice of Stony Brook Medicine's Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Patients can expect clinical evaluations with the most advanced diagnostic tests, complete with state-of-the-art on-site procedure rooms for minimally invasive office-based treatments, plus an angiography/operating room suite. This new facility will serve as the home to Stony Brook Medicine's Aortic Center, Center for Vein Care, Hemodialysis Access Center, and Limb Preservation Center.
10/22/2015 Stony Brook Medicine Names New Assistant Dean for Ambulatory OperationsRichard Bias has been named Assistant Dean and Chief Operating Officer for Ambulatory Operations at Stony Brook Medicine. The announcement was made by Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior VP, Health Sciences, and Dean, School of Medicine; and Margaret McGovern, MD, PhD, Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, and Associate Dean, Ambulatory Operations. Bias arrived on campus on October 1.
10/21/2015 Stony Brook Medicine Reaches Agreement with EmblemHealth to Include Exchange PlanStony Brook University Hospital and EmblemHealth have reached a provider services agreement effective November 1, 2015, resulting in in-network coverage through EmblemHealth's Select Care Network, for thousands of Long Islanders who are participating in health exchange plans under the Affordable Healthcare Act.
10/16/2015 Pain Management: No "One Size Fits All" Approach When Treating Chronic Pain Chronic pain - typically defined as pain lasting more than three to six months-- affects nearly 100 million Americans. It is the leading reason people see their doctors and it costs the nation over $600 billion a year -- more than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined.
10/14/2015 Long Island Motorcycle Enthusiasts Support Breast Cancer Awareness with 'Ride for a Cure' at Stony Brook University Cancer Center Over 150 Long Island motorcycle riders participated in the first annual 'Ride for a Cure' motorcycle run starting at Stony Brook University Cancer Center. Sunday, October 11, bikers revved their engines in honor of breast cancer patients and survivors from Stony Brook Medicine, sporting black and pink tee-shirts which were provided by 'World of Pink'.
10/8/2015 Team Stony Brook Signs Up over 500 New Yorkers During Donor Enrollment Day Potentially Saving over 4100 LivesIn New York State alone, over 10,000 people are waiting for organ transplants, according to LiveOnNY (formally the New York Organ Donor Network). Statewide someone dies every 18 hours while waiting for an organ transplant. Currently, more than 8,400 New Yorkers await kidney transplants, over 1,200 need liver transplants, and more than 350 need heart transplants - making the Empire State ranked the lowest state in registered organ donors in the country.
10/2/2015 What You Should Know About Legionnaires' Disease Sharon Nachman, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, shares information that concerned parents and community members should know about this disease.
10/1/2015 As the U.S. Aging Population Rises, Stony Brook Geriatric Experts Offer Tips for FamiliesAdults 65 years or older currently represent more than 14 percent of the U.S. population, about one in every seven Americans, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. And by 2060, it's estimated that there will be approximately 98 million older Americans, more than twice the amount in 2013, the last year data was available. As more of us have older relatives in our lives, geriatric experts at Stony Brook Medicine have provided tips and other guidance to help people care for aging parents and other relatives -- including how to broach sensitive topics such as giving up driving, considering a move to an assisted living or nursing facility, when an examination by a geriatrician can help, and more.
9/29/2015 Co-Director of Stony Brook Heart Institute Elected to Association of University CardiologistsJaved Butler, MD, MPH, Chief of Cardiology and Co-Director of the Stony Brook University Heart Institute, has been elected as a member of the Association of University Cardiologists (AUC).
9/28/2015 Stony Brook Children's Ouchless Approach to Pediatric Medicine As written about in the Wall Street Journal's Informed Patient column, Stony Brook Children's Hospital clinicians follow pain management protocols to proactively, preemptively, and consistently treat pain in each and every pediatric patient
9/2/2015 Playing it Safe: Preventing Common Sports InjuriesGetting students ready and off on the right foot this school year is not just about hitting the books, but also hitting the field safely. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more than 3.5 million kids under the age of 14 receive medical treatment for sports injuries each year. One leading expert on sports injuries from Stony Brook University Hospital says playing it safe should not be overlooked and many sports injuries can be prevented.
8/25/2015 132 Incoming Medical Students - Largest Class Ever - Begin Journey at Stony BrookThe 132 first-year students of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine Class of 2019 -- the largest ever in the school's history -- officially began their training with the School's annual White Coat Ceremony. At the August 23 event, the incoming medical students received their first physician-in-training white coat and took the Hippocratic Oath for the first time.
8/20/2015 It's a Boy! 100,000th Birth Milestone Reached at Stony Brook University HospitalStony Brook University Hospital today celebrated the 100,000th birth since the hospital's Labor & Delivery program began in May 1980. Luca Michael Picarella, born at 8:09 am on August 17 weighing 8lbs., 9 oz., and 20 ¾ inches in length, was feted along with his parents Katie and Mike Picarella, and big sister Gianna (5) who was also born at Stony Brook. He was also presented with scholarships and other gifts inspired by community residents who caught wind of the delivery countdown -- either from Stony Brook announcements, social media, or local news -- and reached out to Stony Brook to volunteer their gifts of support.
8/13/2015 Less than 50 births from 100,000th delivery at Stony Brook!Stony Brook Medicine has launched a countdown towards the upcoming 100,000th birth of a baby (or babies, if a multiple birth) at Stony Brook University Hospital. The first delivery at Stony Brook was in May 1980 and today nearly 4,000 babies are born each year at Stony Brook University Hospital.
8/12/2015 Stony Brook Delivers: Gearing Up, Counting Down to the 100,000th Birth at Stony Brook MedicineStony Brook Medicine has launched a countdown towards the upcoming 100,000th birth of a baby (or babies, if a multiple birth) at Stony Brook University Hospital. The first delivery at Stony Brook was in May 1980 and today nearly 4,000 babies are born each year at Stony Brook University Hospital.